Final Thoughts: Which Lens Is Right For You?
So, what are my personal recommendations for someone who is looking into these lenses?
Bottom line — all three of these lenses performed pretty well and did exactly what they're supposed to do. They're incredibly small, very light, and so compact that one could throw all of them in your bag and barely notice a difference. They offer decent image quality with updated features that work wonderfully with the newer Sony camera bodies.
Perhaps the biggest hangup I have are the prices. This isn't a new con in the camera world, particularly when it comes to Sony lenses, as they tend to be much more expensive than their competitors. It's entirely up to you if you're willing to pay the price. And while they offer incredible image quality, it's likely easier to save that money and go with another brand.
Now, I'm not here to say that one lens is better than the other or that one brand is superior to the next. However, investments are always something to consider, and contemplation often differs from creative to creative.
As far as that 15mm lens goes, it didn't offer the "wow" factor I was personally seeking, and its shortcomings didn't match up with the steep price point. I'll probably continue to suggest the 16mm F1.4. Lens from Sigma instead, even though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles this new 15mm does. It's absolutely fantastic in image quality, it's definitely bigger and heavier than this one, but it's also significantly less expensive.
Though, like I said, the one that really impressed me the most was the 11mm. Suppose you're looking for an ultra-wide lens, like for vlogging. In that case, the 11mm F/1.8 is definitely something worth considering as your next purchase.
And as previously mentioned — if you are shooting Sony for a frame, like the A74, these lenses are also an option for those looking for multiple compact lenses with virtually no weight added to the bag. While there are others that you could be gandering at, most of them aren't this tiny and light.